The Council has enlisted Maureen Morris to support the consultation and provide an independent overview of the process. Maureen is a parent-carer herself and has worked as a parent participation consultant nationally for a number of years, as well as being an associate of the charity Contact for families with disabled children. She is highly experienced in gathering the voice of parents, carers, and children.
Maureen is reviewing the comments, questions and responses as they come in, and she will take into account the impact on the author, the number of responses and the themes raised to compile a report. Maureen Morris is providing an independent view on the consultation process and the comments that come in. She has been fully informed of the launch, the content of the proposal and sees all entries to the Council. She is asking questions of the Council as they arise.
From this, a report will be created and presented to Rutland County Council Cabinet which will be published in advance of the Cabinet meeting. The Cabinet will then make a decision on the proposal. The Council will publish all representations received as part of the Parks consultation. This information will be anonymised, so as not to identify individual respondents, and will be made publicly available with papers for the Council’s January 2024 Cabinet Meeting. Councillors will also receive this information.